Friday, December 19, 2003

On a more light-hearted note, the scene where Legolas singlehandedly brings down the mumakil: pointless, needless, gratuitous - but entertaining to watch nonetheless. It reminded me of a scene in The Two Towers when Legolas, after shooting down several warwolves, mounts Gimli's horse with a great deal of style and flair, using his arm to grab the far side of the horse's neck and then swinging himself underneath its head, up into the air and then back onto the horse. I was mightily impressed when I saw that and although I don't think Legolas was set up as an action hero in the books, still, stunts like those, though unnecessary, are incredible to behold. In a word: whoa.

And Gimli's response to Legolas's impressive kill? "That still only counts as one!" Hilarious.

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